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Rafael Nadal trounced Novak Djokovic in the final round of the US Open on Monday night, earning his second championship title in the tournament and his 13th Grand Slam overall. Nadal beat the No. 1-ranked Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. It is his sixth victory over Djokovic in their last seven matches.

Nadal had missed the start of the 2013 season due to knee problems, but has clearly been able to stage comeback over the last few months, winning the French Open as well. He has won 60 of his 64 total matches this year.

Afterwards Nadal said:

"this is probably the most emotional one in my career. I felt that I did everything right to have my chance here. You play one match against one of the best players in the history. I know I have to be almost perfect to win. It means a lot for me to have this trophy with me today."




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